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The following are articles gathered from various sources describing neurofeedback in practice.

 

Can Neurofeedback Decrease Anxiety and Fear in Cancer Patients? A Case Study. Benioudakis, E. S., Kountzaki, S., Batzou, K., Markogiannaki, K., Seliniotaki, T., Darakis, E., Saridaki, M., Vergoti, A., & Nestoros, J. N. (2016). Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 25(1), 59–65.

Neurofeedback for the treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD: a randomized and controlled clinical trial using parental reports. Duric, N. S., Assmus, J., Gundersen, D., & Elgen, I. B. (2012, August 10). BMC Psychiatry, 12(1).

Neurofeedback as a Treatment Intervention in ADHD: Current Evidence and Practice. Enriquez-Geppert, S., Smit, D., Pimenta, M. G., & Arns, M. (2019, May 28). Current Psychiatry Reports, 21(46).

The effect of neurofeedback training on the anxiety of elite female swimmers. Faridnia, M., Shojaei, M., & Rahimi, A. (2012). Annals of Biological Research, 3(2), 1020–1028.

Neurofeedback Treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children: A Comparison with Methylphenidate. Fuchs, T., Birbaumer, N., Lutzenberger, W., Gruzelier, JH., & Kaiser, J. (2003,). Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 28(1), 1–12.

Nonpharmacological treatments for ADHD: a meta-analytic review. Hodgson, K., Hutchinson, A. D., & Denson, L. (2014). Journal of Attention Disorders, 18(4), 275–282.

Alpha suppression and symmetry training for generalized anxiety symptoms. Kerson, C., Sherman, R. A., & Kozlowski, G. P. (2009). Journal of Neurotherapy, 13(3), 146–155.

Neurofeedback and standard pharmacological intervention in ADHD: A randomized controlled trial with six-month follow-up. Meisel, V., Servera, M., Garcia-Banda, G., Cardo, E., & Moreno, I. (2013). Biological Psychology, 94(1), 12–21.

EEG neurofeedback treatments in children with ADHD: an updated meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Micoulaud-Franchi, J.-A., Geoffroy, P. A., Fond, G., Lopez, R., Bioulac, S., & Philip, P. (2014). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8.

Pigott, H. E., & Cannon, R. (2014). Neurofeedback is the Best Available First-Line Treatment for ADHD: What is the Evidence for this Claim? NeuroRegulation, 1(1), 4–23.

Neurofeedback and Cognitive Attention Training for Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Schools. Steiner, N. J., Frenette, E. C., Rene, K. M., Brennan, R. T., & Perrin, E. C. (2014). Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 35(1), 18–27.

Wired for Miracles Jim Robbins, Psychology Today, May/June 1998

Biofeedback Offers Help To Hyperactive Children Jim Robbins, The New York Times, November 11, 1997

Getting Your Head In the Game – From the World Cup to youth tennis, a training fad emerges – the science of finding the zone Russell Adams, The Wall Street Journal, Jul 29, 2006

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